GERARDO NAVARRO
LEFT HANDED PITCHER
Born: August 23, 1993
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 194
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2013, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Mexico
Agent: N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

The Pirates signed Navarro at age 19 out of Mexico.  He throws in the mid- to upper-80s, with a good curve and a change that needs work.  For some reason, he’s listed in various places as a RHP, included bb-ref and MiLB.com, but that’s him in the photo.

2013
DSL:  4-0-2, 3.43 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, 42.0 IP, 6.6 BB/9, 4.5 K/9

Pitching in relief, Navarro didn’t get hit hard in his first season, but his walk and K rates were poor.

2014
R:  2-4-0, 4.41 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 51.0 IP, 2.1 BB/9, 3.7 K/9

Navarro pitched mainly as a starter in the GCL.  He didn’t give up a lot of hits and cut down dramatically on walks, but missed almost no bats.  He had some trouble with left-handed hitters, who reached base at a .386 clip against him, compared to .223 by right-handed hitters.

Navarro will probably move up to Bristol in 2015.

STATS
Baseball Reference — Minors
Fangraphs
MiLB.com
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2015: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2013
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2019
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2016
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
March 15, 2013: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.